NEGOTIATIONS between Keith Curle and Oldham Athletic remain ongoing heading into the penultimate weekend of the season, but the head coach is happy with how talks over his Boundary Park future are progressing.

Curle has been in discussions with the Lemsagam brothers - owner Abdallah and sporting director Mohamed - about extending his deal, which is set to run out on May 8 after the final game of the season at home to Forest Green.

Both parties are still waiting to dot the i’s and cross the t’s on any agreement.

But Curle says he is not concerned about the length of the process, insisting that he never expected it to happen quickly.

“We are talking, I think that’s always a positive,” he said.

“I didn’t ever envisage contract negotiations being done overnight - it’s an ongoing process.

“There’s lot of things that have to get sorted out for all parties, everything’s not just on my terms or the club agreeing to what I want. It’s getting that understanding - can we be on the same page on lots of issues? The structure, the running of the structure, the running of the football department at the football club... that’s not a conversation that just happens over an hour or two hours.

“It’s an ongoing process involving all the stakeholders of the football club, making sure that everyone’s aware of what’s required, what the job is, what the role is, how it works, and what does ‘good’ look like?”